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Tour Code: (NHI SIMT 12N / 13D)
Duration: 12 Nights / 13Days

Destinations: Mumbai - Madras - Pondicherry
Trichy - Madurai - Cochin -
Kovalam - Quilon Alleppey

 

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Chennai or Madras
    Arrival in Madras and drive to Mahabalipuram, check in at the Hotel.
     

  • Day 02 - Full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram
    Checkout Kanchipuram (64 kms from Madras) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi, and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks.
    The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples, which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture and has exquisite rock cut monuments, monolithic structures and bas-reliefs, overnight at the Hotel.
     

  • Day 03: Drive to Pondicherry
    On arrival check in at Hotel Ashok, The capital of French India before independence, Pondicherry traces its origin to Saint Agasthya, the revered sage of the south & excavations near-by reveal that a Roman settlement existed here 2000 years ago. It was the theatre of many a battle between the British.
     

  • Day 04: Sight seeing at Pondicherry
    Relaxed day with local sightseeing at Pondicherry, Overnight stay at Hotel
     

  • Day 05: Drive to Trichy
    On Arrival, check in at Hotel Jenney's Residency, Afternoon tour of Trichy, which was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century, it witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clive's house is still there to see and so is the Danish Church. The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple, Overnight in Trichy.
     

  • Day 06: Morning drive to Madurai visiting Tanjore enroute
    At Tanjore, the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeshwara is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighing 80 tons, which was taken to the top with the help of a 6 km long ramp, an old technique used by the Egyptians for building pyramids. Its bronzes and handicrafts make Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit to South India. Overnight Madurai at Hotel Madura park/Royal court/Fortune Pandayan
     

  • Day 07: Visit Meenakshi Temple
    Morning visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopurams (rising high above the surrounding countryside). Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stuccowork on its domes & arches. Also, visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple, Afternoon free, overnight stay in Madurai.
     

  • Day 08:- Day trip to Kanyakumari
    Surrounded by Majestic Hills and the plains bordered by colorful sea-shores, fringed with coconut trees and paddy fields, here and there are few elevated patches of red cliffs with undulating valleys and plains between the mountainous terrain and the sea - coast, so closely interwoven with Temples and Churches and other edifices lies the district, 'Kanyakumari'. (The district name is spelled as ' Kanyakumari ' in official records, which is in tune with the spoken name of the district in Tamil language). Overnight at Kanyakumari
     

  • Day 09: Drive to Kovalam
    Kovalam: Located 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city, Kovalam is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches world-famous beach resort, which has been a favorite spot for tourists since 1930s. This beach has lovely coconut palms fringe the golden sands. Kovalam is the best place for relaxation. It has three different beaches of which the Lighthouse beach is the most famous beach. Ayurvedic treatment is another attraction of Kovalam.
     

  • Day 10: Relaxed day at Kovalam
     

  • Day 11: Drive to Kumarakom, check in at Hotel .Evening boat cruise on backwater to witness sunset.
     

  • Day 12: Kumarakom
    Kumarakom is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature's rare gifts is on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding, & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. Cruise along the backwaters enjoying the bracing climate & green magic of nature.
     

  • Day 13: Drive to Alleppey, check in at the moving Houseboat. The luxury Houseboat takes you on a 5 hour backwater cruise.

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